Stoke & Staffordshire

Tamworth water main leak repair delayed by firms' objections

A water main leak cannot be fixed before Wednesday as the work needs to be done overnight, a company said.

South Staffs Water promised to fix a leak on Upper Gungate in Tamworth, Staffordshire, as soon as possible following complaints.

Network director Colin Wayper said it had planned the repair previously and had objections from firms linked partly to "things like weddings".

He said the water company tries to plan to fit in with commercial customers.

Mr Wayper said: "We have planned the repair a number of times and we've had objections from a number of commercial businesses in the area linked to things like weddings and other things.

"Commercial customers have a number of events in their diaries so we try to plan it to actually fit in with their circumstances and Wednesday is the next attempt to do this."

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